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OK didn't know it was such a big hassle to delete a file in Vista. I am
using Windows Vista Home Premium, on a Dell inspiron - 32 bit - Intel Core2
duo CPU - Memory Ram 2046 MB
I had downloaded a video file on my desktop, but cancelled it before the
dowload was completed and the file remained on the desktop. When I tried to
right click and click delete or move it a window pops up "Calculating time
remaining" and keeps on calculating don't know what!
I have tried to "Take Ownership" using the instructions at
- can go to
the file click on take ownership - a window pops up
"c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe" with the command prompt flashing.
I tried : Control Panel > Administrative Tools -> System Config > Continue
through User Account Controls prompt > Select Tools -> Scroll down and
select Disable UAC > Click Launch -> Reboot machine - tried to delete
"Calculating time remaining"
After UAC I tried to change permissions takeown icacls - but was unsucessful
On one of the forums someone suggested I try Total Commander so downloaded
and tried that but NO GO
On one of the MS site I submitted my query and they sent a hotfix file >
which I had to zip and install but........... that also did not fix the
Just want to delete a video file, please help.